Monday, February 19, 2018

Athletic Sports Day 2018 Part Two

What a change in the weather today from the glorious conditions for the Athletic Sports on Friday!

Champion Swimmers for 2018

Following the Championship Swimming last Thursday we can finally announce our Swimming Champions for 2018, and it was as close as it gets in the House competition with just ONE POINT separating first and second!!!  It shows how important your House point for participating in an event can be.
Congratulations to our Champions:
U14 Girls - Imogen Keeling
U14 Boys - Corbin Fraser
U15 Girls - Iessha Mansfield
U15 Boys - Charlie Gilbert
U16 Girls - Penny Keeling
U16 Boys - Flynn Mankelow
Senior Girls - Tiana Mansfield
Senior Boys - Daryl Wong
Champion House - Treacy

Dominican Excellence Assembly Part Two

It's been a big couple of weeks for our photography team!  Here are the rest of our photos from the Dominian Excellence Awards - thank you Mrs Buckham!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Principal's Comment

Kia ora Kevinians and Supporters of the College

Congratulations to the long list of students who gained an endorsement for their NCEA Award. The Level 1 and 2 recipients assembled on the Chapel steps after I presented the Merit Badges and Excellent Blues at the Ash Wednesday Liturgy on Wednesday. I was pleased to also acknowledge the many Level 3 recipients who are heading off to tertiary study, well prepared for their next academic steps.

Thank you to Father Wayne for his blessing as we marked the season of Lent by the anointing with ashes. In our Catholic tradition, Lent is a time of reflection, stocktaking and support for those less fortunate. With this in mind, Fr Wayne challenged the College to give generously to the Pacific Cyclone relief fund through CARITAS (the Catholic aid agency). He will match our contribution dollar for dollar. The contributions will be collected at whānau times next week as an initial response to this natural disaster.
It was pleasing to see so many students participating in the Athletic Sports Day and the array of House colours across the grounds.  Thank you to Mr Smith and his team for organising today's event, and to staff for manning the different track and field stations. 

May God bless you all
Paul Olsen, Principal

Athletic Sports Day 2018

It's been a great day at the College for the 2018 Athletic Sports Day!  With the track and field events full of House colours, the inter-House spirit of competition was certainly evident.  Well done to all of the students who took part and gathered up those precious House points.  Stayed tuned next week for the announcement of our Athletic Champions, but in the meantime CLICK HERE to enjoy some fantastic images from the day, taken by student photographers Anna Taylor and Isaac Steel.

Dominican Excellence Award Recipients - Part One

Congratulations to all of our Dominican Excellence Award recipients - CLICK HERE to view part one of the album of photos captured by Mrs Buckham.

Championship Swimming

The College's best swimmers were in action after school yesterday for the Championship Swimming races.  Keep an eye out next week for the final results and the announcement of our Champion Swimmers for 2018.
Thank you to Anna Taylor and Tannah Rintoul for capturing some amazing photos of our swimmers in action!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Win For Girls' Cricket

Congratulations to the SKC Girls' Cricket team who beat Waitaki Girls High School yesterday in the first round of the Bates Cup.  The girls managed to restrict WGHS to 62 in 20 overs.  Amber Cunningham and Annie Metcalfe picked up 2 wickets each, and Year 9 student Katelyn Walton had the impressive figures of 1 for 5 off 4 overs.  SKC passed the total 2 down, with Amber Cunningham holding the innings together with 37 not out.

Dominican Excellence Awards

Yesterday staff and students gathered in the College Chapel for our Ash Wednesday Mass to mark the beginning of the Lenten season. We also celebrated ongoing academic excellence at the College with the Dominican Excellence Awards where, once again, we acknowledged the students who had gained Merit or Excellence Endorsements in their 2017 studies.  Thank you Mrs Buckham for this lovely photo of Mr Olsen and our Excellence and Merit students.

Academic Blues were awarded to the following Excellence students:
Sarah Dodd, Anna Craig, Laura Preston, Rebecca Whittet, Tandia Gooch, Connie Metcalfe, Georgia Oakes, Samantha Jorgensen, Gemma Dowling, Levi Sherman, Eli Winders, Cara Anderson, Tessa Blakely, Socrates Catapang, Amy Coutts, Hannah Cunningham, Joshua Gibson, Kayleigh Gill, Lily Hill, Bridget Hunter, Faraz Hussain, Breidy Johnston, Caleb Jopson, Alyx McDougall, Rata McMullan, Brylee More, Serena O’Brien, Benjamin Sew Hoy, Duncan Watt.

2017 Graduates Amy Hunter, Imogen Brew, Ami Wallis, Diane Vidallon, Lily Graham, Jayde Pickworth, Holly Malcolm, Georgia Dyson, Adam Sew Hoy and Brinkley Botting were also acknowledged for their Level 3 Excellence Endorsements.

Aoraki Tennis

Congratulations to our Senior Tennis team that were placed 2nd equal at the Aoraki Secondary Schools mixed team event in Timaru on Tuesday. Very well done to Eli Winders, Sarah Dodd, Rebecca Dodd and Duran Cooper.  St Kevin's College also has five tennis players representing North Otago this weekend in Dunedin at the Southern Quadrangular Teams Event, good luck guys!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

3000m Stunner

Bright blue skies were the order of the day for the running of the 3000m races, which were held yesterday after school. The official results are:
Under 14 Boys - Liam Prouting-Gardner
Under 14 Girls - River Cunningham
Under 15 Boys - Joel Kunnethedan
Under 15 Girls - Penny Keeling
Under 16 Boys - Max Yanzick
Under 16 Girls - Amy Coutts
Senior Boys - Jack Souness
Senior Girls - Laura Preston

A big thank you to student photographers Anna Taylor and Tannah Rintoul for taking some great photos

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

National Gold

A big thumbs up and congratulations to Brylee More and her Otago U18 Girls Touch team mates following their fantastic win at the 2018 Junior National Tournament which was held in Auckland over the weekend.  The girls were unbeaten in the lead up to the final against Waikato and after a very wet tournament the game was called off when officials decided the grounds were too unsafe for play.  Otago had beaten Waikato in round 7 so both sides were happy with the result which gave Otago the Gold.